The Dr. R. Reghuprasad Memorial Award was presented to Ms. M K Vidhya, Santhya C Nair, S L Geetha and K Harikrishnan, Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology, Tech. Assistant, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Molecular Microbiology Dept., Poojappura, Thycaud. P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 014, Kerala for the best poster presentation entitled “Assessing estuarine biofilm bacterial diversity by 16s RNA clone library-a metagenomic approach” in connection with the International Symposium Marine Ecosystems- Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS 09) During 9th to 12th February 2009 at The Presidency Hotel, Kochi.